Re: Debian install on a IIsi not working
Michael Schmitz <SCHMITZ@LCBVAX.CCHEM.BERKELEY.EDU> writes:
> >> What i'd tried to do is install the base.tgz on a zip drive off of
> >> my linuxppc box. This did work, but when i tried to use the penguin
> >> booter and actually boot the IIsi off the zip drive during the boot i
> >> recieved a rather unwelcomed "unconfigered.sh". I did a little reading
> >> and learned that i need to use the installer to "configure" my system. So
> >> i tried that to no avail, i could not get the installer to fit on a pc
> >> formatted disk, when i did uing linux, i couldn't get it to boot using
> >> /dev/fd or /dev/fd0.
> Some points to note here, just to make sure we're on the same page (Goswin
> isn't a real Mac expert):
Sure, I never installed Linux on a Mac, but had nearly the same
Problems on Amiga. (e.g. only 4 MB ram, no install disks,...)
> And for Debian, don't use the Installer at all.
WHy not use the installer? WHats speaking against it? Any known
serious bugs that will break it on Mac?
> >> To sum things up, how do i "configure" the kernel without using
> >> the installer? If i can get the IIsi to boot off the zip drive i can then
> >> untar the base.tgz onto the hd and reboot using that, then use dftp or
> >> dpkg-ftp(forget what its called) to install the rest of the system.
> >Try the following:
> >Put the zip into your PC, get root.bin, base2_0.tgz, resc1440.bin,
> >drv1440.bin onto the pc.
> What PC? And if he's already got the files on the Mac, why not keep them there?
> Linux can use HFS just fine for these simple tasks.
He will need a raw_write to a partition, using the Linux on the PC is
the easiest, since I don't know where to get a tool for MacOS to do it.
> >mv root.bin root.bin.gz
> >gunzip root.bin
> >Partition the zip, so that you have space for the root.bin (and a few
> >K extra for safety) and a partition of ~10 MB for the base2_0.tgz, the
> >rescue and the drivers disk.
> >dd if=root.bin of=/dev/<zip_partition_for_root.bin>
> Just making the later Linux partitions and dumping root.bin to one of the
> unused ones should be all it takes. No need to make an additional partition
Nobody said one couln't reuse the partition later. :)
> to hold the install files. Plus partition using the Apple partition scheme and
> use A/UX partitions for Linux.
> Use the space for the swap partition, you'll need it badly with 5 MB RAM.
Does Debian actually need more than 5 MB before activating a swap?
Last time I tried on a low mem system it failed with 4, but worked
> And keep in mind that the Apple partition scheme counts partition map and
> 'driver partition' as separate partitions; you'll have to be sure you know
> where these are...
> >Put the zip into you IIsi and boot with
May the Source be with you.
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